Rumors say that before Bugatti closes the door on the game-changing Veyron, they are set to make way for its successor, which may be called the Chiron. Georg Kacher at Automobile Magazine, a journalist with relatively high credibility says, “after considering many options, Bugatti decided that the Chiron should carry over the Veyron’s 8.0-liter W-16 engine, adding direct injection and electric assistance for at least two of its four turbos to bring output to an estimated 1500 horsepower and 1100 lb-ft of torque. The transmission will be a seven-speed dual-clutch and, like the Veyron, it will distribute its power through an all-wheel-drive system, this time with torque vectoring. Zero to 62 mph should take less than 2.5 seconds, allegedly.”
Kacher also states he knows certain other details, such as that the interior, having three gauges, a speedometer up to 312-mph. He also states that the VW emperor Ferdinand Piëch himself proposed swing-up doors to alleviate the problem of prohibitively wide side sills.
The Chiron is expected in 2017 and will be named after Bugatti Legend Louis Chiron. Won’t be surprised if the Speedster costs anything less than $2.5 million. Stay tuned.